Interviews

5 Minutes With… Penelope Chilvers

Penelope Chilvers

A few weeks back I had the pleasure of having a snoop around the West London studio of shoe designer, Penelope Chilvers (click here to find out more). Given my love for all things preppy, I’ve always been a HUGE fan of Penelope’s signature velvet smoking slippers but having spent several extremely happy hours perusing her latest collection, I know that’s certainly not all she does beautifully! I caught up with the designer to get the inside scoop on her career so far and plans for the Penelop Chilvers brand in the future…

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5 Minutes With… Garance Dore

As with everything in life, there are bloggers and then there are bloggers. That probably doesn’t have quite the same effect in writing as it would spoken but in case there were any uncertainty as to my meaning just consider the woman I’m interviewing. Garance Doré is arguably one of (if not THE) most influential fashion bloggers in the world. Since launching her eponymous site back in 2006 she’s attended every show worth attending, collaborated with global brands and starred in her own charming TV show ‘Pardon My French’. The Parisienne now resides in New York’s cooler-than-cool Meatpacking district with fellow uber blogger and boyfriend, Scott Schuman AKA The Sartorialist. Garance Doré is, in my opinion, one of the most inspiring women in fashion; a blogger, writer, photographer, illustrator and style icon who’s made a truly jealous-making career out of being chic, driven and extremely talented.

Garance Doré

I was lucky enough to snag an interview with Garance at the launch of her collection for Kate Spade NY the other week…

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5 (more) Minutes With… Holly Fulton

As you know, I’m prone to a little fashion obsession from time to time. Sometimes these style crushes are fleeting but more often than not, once a brand or designer captures my heart, I’m in it for the long haul. Once such designer is Holly Fulton. Since falling for her playful, colour-popping creations during my first EVER London Fashion Week Holly has continued to wow us all with collection after collection of garments that are simply a joy to behold. In the two years since then, I’ve journeyed to Doha and back with Holly, interviewed her numerous times and was even lucky enough to wear one of her SS12 dresses to the Scottish Fashion Awards. With Fashion Week fast approaching (eek!) and her sartorial star firmly on the rise, I caught up with the designer to find out what’s next for Holly Fulton…

Holly Fulton

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5 Minutes With… Karin Park

Karin Park

I’m embarassed to admit that until quite recently, I’d never heard of Karin Park. Then again, my music knowlege and taste is generally pretty appalling (the ‘most played’ playlist on my ipod includes more than it’s fair share of Britney) so that’s not entirely suprising. You on the other hand, may well have heard Karin’s name and music. But if not, then you’ll no doubt be familiar with them very soon as the raven haired beauty hailed as Scandinavia’s hottest export is racking up hits, awards and acclaim all over the show. Oh and let’s not forget a major advertising campaign for SWAROVSKI Crystallized which is how I managed to snag an interview with the electro-pop sensation.

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5 Minutes With… Louise Roe

Louise Roe

Back before I started blogging I went to London Fashion Weekend with my mum and I remember hearing Louise Roe – who was presenting that year – talking about her incredible fashion career, the amazing people she got to meet, clothes she got to wear and shows she got to see. Frankly, I had never been more jealous of anyone in my life. Since then I’ve been lucky enough to have had some incredible experiences myself, but Louise’s fashion career is still something I regard with complete and utter awe… And, I’ll be honest, a fair bit of envy. At just 29 years old, Louise Roe has written for Vogue.com, Elle Magazine and Glamour, appeared on shows such as The City and Britain’s Next Top Model and covered the Oscars, Royal Wedding, VMA’s and EMA’s to name but a few. She now holds the position of Editor-at-Large for US Glamour, presents her own TV show, Plain Jane, and has designed a series of sell-out collections for e-tailer, StylistPick.

I managed to wangle an interview with Louise to grill her on how she got where she is today and how one, ok I, might achieve something similar…

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